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Lares Valley Trek & Huilloc Homestay

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  • Bathe in the Lares hot springs in the heart of the Sacred Valley
  • Trek through local Quechuan communities teeming with centuries old traditions
  • Enjoy a homestay with a local family before heading on to Ollantaytambo & Machu Picchu
Nestled in the Sacred Valley, the Lares Valley gives you a beautiful experience of life in the Andes. Centuries old tradition and culture are still present in the region to this day. The locals of this valley always provide a warm welcome for visitors, which makes this a special place to spend your time trekking.

On this two-day trek, embark on a journey through traditional native communities and see how the people thrive using local resources.

Starting at the Hot Springs of Lares Valley, you’ll pit stop for lunch after a fairly long drive from Cusco in the morning. After lunch, follow a trail for about four hours to the first campsite of Huachuasi. Here llamas & horses of the many of the farmsteads graze out in the open.

On the second day, head deeper into the valleys and see many traditional quechuan farm practices, whilst also scaling a 4,800 m mountain pass. During the descent, you’ll pass a mountain lake in Ipsaycocha and reach the town of Patacchanta for lunch.

Trek to Huilloc, a traditional Andean community, where you’ll spend the night at a homestay and take part in some local customs while enjoying a pachamanca-style dinner. On the final day, continue to Ollantaytambo to explore the ruins.

At the end of the trip, you can either decide to go back to Cusco or the Sacred Valley or onwards to Machu Picchu.
8 hours Camping
Setting off from Cusco at 6 am, you'll weave through the mountain routes of the Sacred Valley doing a small tour towards Lares arriving just in time for some lunch.

After lunch, you'll begin trekking from the Bano Termales of Lares and follow an old Inca trail along the Rio Huacahuasi. You’ll pass rustic towns with eager children helping you along the way.

In Huacahuasi, you'll spend the night in a welcoming Quechuan valley town.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Homestay
The route leaving Huacahuasi weaves through more local 'poblados', with Apu Pitusiray Nevada always in the background. In the open countryside, you’ll find potatoes being cooked using traditional methods and herds of llamas grazing the slopes with valley girls shepherding them high on the mountainsides.

Passing 4,800 m the descent then weaves via Ipsaycocha Lake, winding down the valley below and heads towards Pataccancha. All around you’ll see crop fields being harvested by local families. Pathways carved into the hillsides show the way down to Pataccancha where lunch will be prepared.

From here, you'll trek to Huilloc where you'll retire for the night at a traditional homestay with a local family. Overnight, try pachamanca (food cooked underground with local herbs) as you enjoy the typical homelife of the region.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours
Leaving in the morning from Huilloc, you'll take local transport down to the ancient archaeological town of Ollantaytambo to explore the many historic Inca ruins.

Then from Ollantaytambo it's onwards to either Machu Picchu or a drive back to Cusco late on in the last evening that caps a great few days.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, horsemen & arrieros, support guide/nurse
  • Private transport
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Camping equipment
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Machu Picchu visit
what's excluded
  • Domestic flights (can be arranged as part of the trip)
  • Hotels before or after trip (can be arranged as part of the trip)
  • Sleeping bags (available for hire)
  • Tips for the crew
  • Any additional extras
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationPretrek briefing will be held in your hotel the evening before trek departure. Full names, date of births and passport numbers required for the entire trekking group (passport copy required from lead member). Dietary & medical requirements for whole group to be supplied before trek departure.
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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